28 May 2001 robey   » (Master)

Wow, i just noticed that Adam got on here a month ago -- cool! (Okay, i'm slow on the uptake.) It's fun to read the journal entries of my friends and [ex]coworkers to see what their take on things is. And a lot of the Eazel people have suddenly started posting entries again, which is nice.

You'd think with all my "free time" that i'd have plenty of time to work on say2 and other projects, but the reality is that i don't. Spent a lot of time doing housework that had been put off for too long, talking to recruiters, and going to interviews. Had a few interviews so far, and one offer. Probably have to decide next week what i'm gonna do.

Stopped for coffee at the Other Office a few weeks ago with Eskil and Arlo, then we collected Ian and went to Riacce, which is always an excellent place to have great food on a beautiful patio, get progressively less sober, and empty out the contents of your wallet. Certainly can't complain, though -- because i can't think of anything else like it in the bay.

Last weekend Rupe came over, and we poked around on his car mp3 player. It seems to be more for show than for practicality: it makes a big deal out of saying things like "Car MP3 player is now online!" over the stereo, but can't do things like playlists yet, and has a very tiny drive for storing music. Rupe pulled out of his trunk the large Compaq that makes up the bulk of the system, and we debugged a bit of the python(!) code in it. He was using threads. It was the first time i'd had to think about threading problems in over a year, which made me a little sad. We went to Fry's and picked up a new 40G disk for it, but then i remembered all the phun he's going to have with a larger-than-8G disk on an old Compaq pentium 133. So he decided to put off installing it till later.

Apple held a little recruitment/reunion lunch for ex-Eazelites on Thursday. Good sandwiches, and a hefty chunk of my ex-coworkers were all there (even Eric, the magic build guy!). I talked to several managers (or were they? actually i'm not sure what they were) that were doing cool things, but i couldn't tell how serious any of them were about doing interviews or anything, so i guess we'll see.

Friday i went with some friends to the "gay day" thing at Great America (a theme park). $60?! I'm not sure i got 10 burritos worth of fun out of it, but it was nice to ride a bunch of coasters at dusk with minimal lines. Chris and i talked Walt and Andy into trying the wooden coaster, which had a very short line. That short line turned out to be because the coaster can only run every five minutes! When we finally got to ride it, we found out why. I think my internal organs are still re-adjusting to their correct positions. Afterwards i had to assure the others that most wooden coasters are actually maintained, and don't shake you like a soul machine and give you whiplash.

Still playing Myst III like i'm obsessed, but i'm getting near the end (i think) so i've been slowing down. Also finished moving the say2 development stuff over to a new machine, and started dusting off bugs and working on them. Think that's what i'll do tonight.

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